NHL

Talbot turns in 2nd straight shutout, Oilers blank Kings 2-0

  • Edmonton Oilers' Matt Hendricks (23) congratulates goaltender Cam Talbot (33) after defeating the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 20, 2017. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers' Matt Hendricks (23) congratulates goaltender Cam Talbot (33) after defeating the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, March 20, 2017. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Patrick Maroon (19) celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 20, 2017, Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers' Patrick Maroon (19) celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 20, 2017, Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic (27) celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 20, 2017, Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers' Milan Lucic (27) celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 20, 2017, Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Cam Talbot made 35 saves for his second consecutive shutout and seventh of the season as the Edmonton Oilers ended an eight-game homestand with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic scored for the Oilers, who won their fourth in a row to move one point ahead of Calgary and into a tie for second place in the Pacific Division with Anaheim. Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid each had a pair of assists.

McDavid leads the NHL with 82 points.

Jonathan Quick stopped 29 shots for the fading Kings, who have lost four of five, further dashing their playoff hopes.